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OSF Welcomes New Provider

OTTAWA – OSF HealthCare Medical Group – Ottawa Starfire Drive is pleased to announce that Carrie Finley, Advanced Practice Nurse (APN), has joined Dr. Ushasri Koganti’s Family Medicine care team. Finley provides care for patients from birth to seniors and considers herself the

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LaSalle County Doctor Sentenced

CHICAGO (AP) – A LaSalle County physician who pleaded guilty last year to charges of illegally dispensing opioids and other prescription medicine in exchange for cash or sex has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago says that Dr. Constantino

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More Flu Clinics Happening

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department will continue its flu clinics this month in efforts to reach more people. According to the department everyone six months and older should get vaccinated. Leslie Daugherty of the health department says it takes two weeks for antibodies to

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Boyles Honored at IVCC

OGLESBY – A crowd of about 35 friends, relatives and college staff attended a ceremony honoring Walter Durley and Hazel Marie Boyle posthumously for their contributions to Illinois Valley Community College. The Boyle’s bequest of over $620,000 to the IVCC Foundation helped fund major

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Rugby Team Coming to Peru

PERU – Youth Rugby is making its way to Peru, as the new Illinois Valley Coal Miners Travel Team. Fran Baker, a former international rugby player and coach shared his plans to start up a youth travel team in a city council meeting on Monday. Baker says that the team has received donations

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